Report

Bridge to Opportunity: TAFE as Key Partners in Innovation Ecosystems

L Goedegebuure, R Schubert

TAFE Directors Australia; LH Martin Institute | Published : 2017

Abstract

The OECD sees innovation as mainstream and far more than new ideas. It measures product, process, marketing and organisational innovation as the building blocks of innovation. This is the backdrop for TAFE Directors Australia sponsoring this report from the LH Martin Institute study mission of senior TAFE and University officials to The Netherlands and Italy in early 2017. The mission and this report is an important step in showing the potential for TAFE to contribute directly to innovation. Australia risks that innovation is seen as the domain of the elites in society, whether it is big business, the research community or the academy. This report shows otherwise.